According to developer and consultant Michael P. Russell, the city of Los Angeles has a chronic shortage of funds for infrastructure due to a bloated bureaucracy, small district city council elections, and term limits.
18 hours ago   UrbDeZine
<p>While American drivers are burning record amounts of gas to feed their motoring habits, a weird thing is happening in the freeway state – Californians continue to consume less gasoline. Sustained high gas prices may play a role by changing behavior.</p>
Aug 4, 2007   The Oakland Tribune
<p>The collapsed Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was deemed 'structurally deficient' as early as 1990, as are 77,000 other bridges in the U.S.</p>
Aug 4, 2007   The New York Times
<p>San Francisco and San Diego are the No. 1 downtowns in California, according to California Planning &amp; Development Report. L.A. is #4, behind Long Beach. Last? Fresno, Fresno, Fresno.</p>
Aug 3, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>The Board of Supervisors approved a ballot measure that would increase funding the city's maligned transit agency and head off another measure aimed at repealing the city's parking limits.</p>
Aug 2, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Robert W. Poole of the Reason Foundation argues for HOT Lanes on Los Angeles freeways.</p>
Aug 1, 2007   The Planning Report
<p>While pricey eco-chic homes garner lots of attention, living green doesn't have to mean expensive materials and complicated retrofits.</p>
Aug 1, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>William Fulton observes that while high-income households are flocking to the inner-city and gobbling up pricey condos, poor families are having to double and triple up just to afford a home in the suburbs.</p>
Jul 31, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>City officials are considering ordinances that will allow builders to construct more housing units downtown.</p>
Jul 31, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A Los Angeles Times investigation reveals a highly-paid manager for the Los Angeles City Housing Authority rigging bids worth nearly $1 million over four years.</p>
Jul 30, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>An ambitious 5 year project will attempt to catalog all the historic properties in the city using an interactive website.</p>
Jul 30, 2007   The Los Angeles Times